Archive for ‘May, 2013’


Elizabeth the First Wife

Elizabeth the First Wife

Another laugh-out-loud romp through Pasadena by Lian Dolan (author of Vroman’s all-time best seller Helen of Pasadena) that oh-so-gently sends up institutions beloved (and sometimes berated) by us all, while keeping the plot moving and the characters familiar, believable, and relatable. Elizabeth Lancaster is a divorced professor of Shakespeare at PCC. She lives in a vintage […]

Bennies

Bennies

There can be distinct benefits from, or is it to, working at home. Here are two such benefits.

Bulletin Board: Small Business Expo to focus business growth

Bulletin Board: Small Business Expo to focus business growth

Submitted by L.A Business Source Local small businesses representing all industry sectors throughout LA County will participate in a Small Business Development Conference and Expo focusing on strategic planning to help grow their businesses. The event will be conducted in English with Spanish translation available. The conference will be held at the USC Health Sciences […]

Las Vegas Periphery | Photographs by Laurie Brown

Las Vegas Periphery | Photographs by Laurie Brown

Las Vegas Periphery: Views from the Edge Photographs by Laurie Brown, with an Essay by Sally Denton The concept of simulacra is fascinating.  We have a need and desire to make things look like something else; an outdoor mall that looks like a European village, amusement parks that present a world we are meant to […]

A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

The group of senators known as the “Gang Of 8” hold a news conference on immigration legislation in April. It’s a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1980’s under President Ronald Reagan. The issues affect families […]

Candy Bar ’75

Candy Bar ’75

June 16th, 1975 Another stagnant summer morning in Diamond Bar. My brothers Keith and Danny are still in bed. Downstairs, my mom’s rattling something around in the kitchen. I’ve been hanging around my room all morning, not doing much of anything. I read in a magazine the other day that teenage girls should get more […]

Cedillo emerges as top vote-getter in Council District 1 election

Cedillo emerges as top vote-getter in Council District 1 election

Cedillo (left) and Gardea Former state lawmaker  Gil Cedillo  defeated  council district Chief of Staff  Jose Gardea   by a wide margin in the race for  Council District 1, according to unofficial results. With nearly 100% of precincts reporting,  Cedillo claimed 52.44%  of votes cast compared to 47.55% for Gardea, according to results posted on the […]

AltaEats: the secret restaurant at the border is not so secret

AltaEats: the secret restaurant at the border is not so secret

AltaEats’ Chef Paul Ragan brings an eclectic, international sensibility to a neighborhood restaurant. by Timothy Rutt After a year of his new restaurant hanging in limbo thanks to county rules, AltaEats’s chef and co-owner Paul Ragan was so anxious to get going that, when he finally got approval to open, he went ahead and did […]

On Distance and Transformation

On Distance and Transformation

Reyna Grande Rodriguez’, “A Distance Between Us”, was the focus of her book signing a couple of weeks ago.  It was a program of Vecinos Unidos of South Pasadena.  Reyna Grande was a young child when her parents immigrated to another country.  Her father left when she was two and her mother less than three […]

Jody Williams: Grassroots activism, landmines, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Jody Williams: Grassroots activism, landmines, and the Nobel Peace Prize

“My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize,” is Jody Williams’ memoir chronicling the ups and downs of her life. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams tells AirTalk about her new memoir that chronicles the ups and downs of her life. She begins by going back to her […]

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